Clarks Hill Lake Fishing Report January 2016

GON Staff | December 22, 2015

Clarks Hill: Level: 2.9 feet below full pool. Temp: High 50s to low 60s. Clarity: Fairly clear on the lower end. The upper end and out Georgia Little River are slightly stained.

Bass: Tournament angler William Hooker reports, “Bass are being caught on 1/2-oz. jigs and Strike King DVD 1.5 shallow crankbaits running the banks or where flats come up out of ditches. Both are made or sold at Green Fish Tackle. Speak to Will or John. I’ve been spooning for bass and white perch. The perch are from 25 to 50 feet deep. The bass are in ditches.”

Linesides: Guide William Sasser reports, “Downlines have given way to planer boards, and the fish have moved into the backs of the creeks. The hybrids and stripers have made their run toward the upper end of the lake and also out Georgia Little River toward the Amity area. Herring behind planer boards is still the best bait, but small gizzard shad have also been producing extremely well and producing some of the better fish. South Carolina Little River and Soap Creek have really produced some nice boxes of fish and some good-sized stripers at that. Expect areas such as Hawe Creek, Fishing Creek, Bennefield Creek and Russell Creek to hold and produce a bunch of fish this time of year.”

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